Midwest Stories

QT Interview: Jay Leno’s Garage

By Linda Dahl, Pics By Pete Alva Most journalists have their dream interview. If I were asked “dead or alive”, mine starts with Princess Diana. But, Jay Leno has always been very high on my list. I have admired his history, his garage, his drive and his personality. I love his show and his cast (especially Kevin). When the opportunity ...

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Psychotic Air

I have had the pleasure of working with Mark Daniels from Psychotic Air and will continue to work with him. I see in him what it takes to be a successful painter. He is very artistic and thorough with his work but he also gets the job done in a timely manner for a fair price. Mark started painting cars ...

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Victory Vision LE 10th Anniversary Motorcycles

Victory Motorcycles Launches 10th Anniversary with Special Limited-Edition Victory Vision All 100 10th Anniversary Models Sold Out in   7 Minutes   MEDINA, MN (September 24, 2008) — Victory Motorcycles launched its 2009 model sales season and its 10th Anniversary Celebration with a bang, selling all 100 of its special 10th Anniversary Victory Vision Tour models in just 7 minutes. ...

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2008 Sturgis

If you read last month’s Publisher’s Letter, we recapped the basics about our trip and Sturgis overall. You may have noticed that we tried to be professional, but really didn’t hide the fact that selfishly, as riders, we enjoyed the hell out of an event that continues to lose vendors, sponsors and those big “mainstream” dollars that were thrown around ...

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Sons of Anarchy

SPILLED BLOOD – GUNRUNNING – DRUG TRADE – CORRUPT COPS – CORPORATE DEVELOPERS. The little central northern California town of Charming has seen its better days. What was once a sleepy little town in its day has evolved into something quite different since the end of the Vietnam War. The returning vets get a different reception than those of earlier ...

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Harley-Davidson 105th Anniversary

By Sam Wilson It was finally time to go to Milwaukee. It was 105th time! I really didn’t know what to expect. Not knowing what was going to happen to me, I started driving north to Milwaukee. If I got lost, I could just follow the bikes. The HOG 25th rocked on Thursday. I listened to Billy Bob Thorton, Sugarland ...

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Hollister 2008

Article by Mike Sayer and CD, Photography by Pete Alva, Mike & Jan “Pirate Girl” Sayer, Babydoll, Gary Balch Hollister, what can I say? Just another invasion of thousands of Bikers to the small Central California town that pays homage to the fact that the American Biker Movement all started here some 61 years ago. The difference between then and ...

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Big Bear Choppers: Don’t Scare the Big Bear

By Koz Mraz, Pics by Koz and Art Hall Big Bear Chopper is still standing on all fours. Despite the economic wash out that’s devastated the custom motorcycle industry, Kevin and Mona Alsop have taken advantage of a slow market to improve operational efficiency. They have always built their business from the ground up. Since the inception of their “build ...

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Testing the New Champion Trike

By Koz Mraz My first set of wheels was a trike and I remember that Christmas morning well. The smell of pine, piles of packages and there she was, my metal flake blue road to freedom. I took her down a flight of stairs within an hour. Once I out grew 3 wheels I never looked back, until now. Pacific ...

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Harley-Davidson for 2009

The big news from Harley for 2009 is that aside from a new touring frame and the release of its long awaited Trike, there really is no big news. Harley has instead opted to, in the words of Willie G. Davidson,“refresh and refine our line for 2009.” Many minor changes across the full line include new badging, higher handlebars, chrome ...

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